Three years after liver transplant, two sisters remain inseparable
“Be like my sister. Have that heart.”
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Annie Burris and LaTrenda Martin are sisters that are inseparable in more ways than one.
When Burris’ battle with a progressive auto-immune disease threatened her life three years ago, she needed a new liver.
It was Martin who offered to undergo the surgery.
“I didn’t have a second thought on doing it. I was meant to do it,” Martin said.
Three years later, Burris, a legally-blind motivational speaker, said she owes her sister her life.
“To actually wake up from that surgery and realize I’m still here. And I owe it to her because she was brave enough to take that chance,” Burris said.
“For my grandchildren to see me, and me not be a memory for them...that means the world to me,” she added.
Since then, Burris said she is living to the fullest. She has written a book that’s now on Amazon, continuing to be a motivational speaker, and spending lots of precious time with family.
Burris hopes others will be as brave as Martin if they are ever in a similar situation.
“Be like my sister, have that heart,” she said.
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